British Education: Sports and Clubs

Fair Play and Teamwork

Traditionally sport and team play have been an important part of physical and mental development at British schools. Working hard towards a shared aim gives a sense of achievement. Being part of a team teaches children to understand tactics, cooperation and fair-play. We hope that children at King’s College learn to be chivalrous winners and gracious losers.

Involvement in competitive sport is fun, but the real value is in developing teamwork and working hard physically towards a goal. The health of your child is as important as their intellectual growth and we provide physical education in the curriculum as well as opportunities to play competitive sport after school.

Whether playing games in the Infant school playground, or being part of the football team in Secondary school, the children benefit from fresh air and physical fitness. There are many school clubs outside the curriculum that challenge children mentally – such as chess and Chinese as well as physically, such as swimming, riding, tennis and judo.

At all of our schools, we invest in first-class sporting facilities, because through the sweat and tears comes a sense of accomplishment and community. We have a wide range of opportunities for children to get involved in sport and other activities throughout their time at school.

Since joining King’s I have taken up both Taekwondo and Fencing. There is an array of extracurricular activities to choose from at the school, something to suit everyone. Our coach is really supportive and encouraging too, which makes the lessons really fun.

— Isabella, Year 5 Pupil at King’s College Panama